After analyzing feminist practices of inheriting and archiving the past, the 2016 Dubrovnik course devotes its attention to feminist engagements with the future, which the first decade of the new century has already exposed to an extraordinary vastness of acts of expropriation: recent natural and political catastrophes – epochal displacements, widespread migrations and wars, social engineering, assault on community values, security and freedom, the dramatic curtailment of civil liberties, increase of global military capabilities, the license for the preservation of massive privilege and inequality, unemployment, precarity, austerity measures, financial cuts in education, failure of the welfare state, increased violence against women, children, minorities, the other…
The aim of the 2016 course is to discuss how to intervene both in the ways we inherit the past, and open up towards the future, not so much in order to emphasize temporal categories, but to mobilize past and present existential and material dispositions for a future that resonates with a feminist agenda: a more hospitable Europe and a more collaborative world, a different university, other forms of sisterhood and care. In these and other fields of its ethical, political, sociological, philosophical and aesthetic interventions, the 2016 Dubrovnik course will try to propose an open, differential, eventuating matrix for feminist (re)thinkings of history through the discursive resistance to all – past and future – dogmatisms and forms of despair.
Silvana Carotenuto, Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Durre Ahmed, Centre for the Study of Gender and Culture, Lahore, Pakistan, email@example.comSandra Prlenda, Centre for Women’s Studies, Zagreb, Croatia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lada Čale Feldman, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia,email@example.com
Francesca Maria Gabrielli, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia,firstname.lastname@example.org
Renata Jambrešić Kirin, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia, email@example.com
IUC courses are conducted at postgraduate level. All interested postgraduate students may apply to participate, although the course targets young scholars and postgraduate students with a defined interest in women’s studies, transnational studies, philosophy, sociology, literary and cultural studies, postcolonialism, or anthropology. The course will be limited to 25 participants (15 students) in order to provide sufficient space for discussion, seminar work and student presentations. Participants must seek funding from their own institutions for the costs of travel, lodging and meals. Limited financial support is available for participants from parts of Eastern Europe and some third countries (please seehttp://www.iuc.hr/iuc-support.php). The IUC requires a payment of 40 EUR for the Course fee. The working language of the course is English.
Please submit a proposal consisting of a short narrative describing your interest in the topic and your CV. Place all current contact information at the top of your CV. Send submissions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
Use the subject: IUC Dubrovnik 2016. The proposal deadline is extended to March 1st 2016.